In 2011 and 2012, Principal Sharon Young, the Library Media Specialist (Sandy Peirce in 2011 and Emily Sypole in 2012), and Technology Specialist John Peachey designed a 31-question survey to administer to all fourth and fifth grade students at Alcott. The purpose of this survey was to determine how our students were using technology at home and at school. We conducted this survey for the following reasons:
- To better understand how our students used technology so we could help them become more effective and efficient users of the technology.
- To help our students understand what it means to be a safe and responsible digital citizen.
- To teach our students how to be safe online.
The survey was conducted during each class' 45-minute Library period. The earliest surveys were done anonymously using a set of Activotes and the Promethean Activboard. The students were encouraged to vote honestly and the sharing of answers was discouraged. After each question was answered, the results were quickly reviewed with the entire class before the next question was asked.
In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Emily Sypole again conducted a Technology Use Survey with the students. In these cases, the Google Apps for Education Form tool was utilized. The use of Forms enabled us to review the results quickly, in both spreadsheet and graph form.
Going forward, these surveys will be used to help us guide our instruction, modify our curriculum, and refine our teaching.
Technology Use Survey Results
2011 - 2014
During Library class, each fourth and fifth grade student participated in the Google Apps Form Survey. Students who were absent during Library class were not included in the survey. The final results were combined into one large spreadsheet/graph.
- 2011 Technology Use Survey
- 2012 Technology Use Survey
- 2013 Technology Use Survey
- 2014 Technology Use Survey
2015 - 2016
During Library class, each fifth grade student participated in the Google Apps Form Survey. Students who were absent during Library class were not included in the survey. The final results were combined into one large spreadsheet/graph.